Ms. Karin Redclift
Ms. Karin Redclift
Freelance translator, editor, proofreader
San Jose, California 95123
Working Languages: English, German
Other Language(s) Into English: German into English
English Into Other Language(s): English into German
My journey to translation began with a love for teaching children (German and English PreK-8 teaching degrees), tutoring, and as a literacy advocate. I am a German native (living in a bilingual household G/E) and spent many years doing that in the US and Germany. Children’s literature played a vital part in the classroom, so I developed a great passion for different levels of kids and juvenile books.
An opportunity to translate, edit, and proofread an English autobiography into German (300+ pages), inspired me to branch out into professional translation, by starting my own freelance translation business. After some soul searching, it became evident that specializing in book translation, especially children’s books, combines all my passions perfectly. I always thought that I would write children’s books one day, and translating these books is a fascinating and intriguing twist on writing: It allows me to convert and communicate the essence of a book in a new language.
I also enjoy honing my skills by transcribing and translating German and English subtitles for TED talk videos, proofreading for Project Gutenberg, and translating books from the public domain. My first book is just about to be published and will be available on Amazon soon! Check it out here👇
Other hobbies include, but aren’t limited to: reading, hiking, nature, wildlife, yoga, meditation, soccer, FC Bayern, knitting, crocheting, sewing, art, XC skiing, snorkeling, and SUP🙂
The bottom line:
I am passionate about learning and sharing knowledge, as well as bridging the language gap across a wide range of topics.
I deliver consistent, high-quality work, and friendly, personalized, flexible and responsive service!
General Areas of Specialization: Arts/Humanities, Education, Personal documents
Translator or Interpreter: Translator
Literary and Children’s Book, MG,YA Translations, kid lit, anything educational, art, soccer
Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, BS Elementary Education and Teaching
Texas Teaching Certificate
Early Childhood studies